There is a blurred line between a cupcake and a muffin. Someone said that muffins are just ugly cupcakes and a cupcake is a muffin with a fancy hat.
Muffins are definitely more than the ‘confused’ cupcakes. Below is the list of things which make muffins and cupcakes differ.
|Cupcakes are said to be evolved in the United States in the 19th century.||Muffins are said to be of European Origin and date back to the 10th century.|
|Cupcakes are miniature cake which is just enough for one person.||Muffins are a form of bread.|
|Cupcakes are sweet.||Muffins can be sweet or savory.|
|Cupcakes are prepared with the butter and sugar creamed together and then other ingredients are added, one at a time.||Muffins are prepared with everything thrown in at once and then mixed together.|
|Cupcakes are lighter and have a finer crumb.||Muffins are dry in texture and are slightly denser.|
|Cupcakes can be of any flavor but the most popular ones are Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Red Velvet.||Muffins can be plain, blueberry, Orange, Cranberry, Chocolate Chip, Carrot etc.|
|Cupcakes are always frosted.||Muffins can be glazed but never frosted.|
|Cupcakes are a delectable treat and are eaten as desserts.||Muffins is a snack.|
|Cupcakes are reserved for special occasions and are usually served in birthday parties and weddings.||Muffins are common in everyday life.|